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New Orleans EMPACT Project

Tracking Freshwater Diversions and Algal Blooms that Impact the New Orleans Standard Statistical Area, Gulf of Mexico, Project #MX984630

EMPACT - Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking

About this Project
This project will monitor selected water quality parameters, including water temperature, turbidity, salinity, and algal blooms to assess the impacts of freshwater diversions within the New Orleans metropolitan area.

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Photograph of Woody Crews, a New Orleans resident, salesman for a regional insurance company, and a recreational fisherman in Louisiana.
Woody Crews is a New Orleans resident, salesman...
Photograph of (left to right) Dr. Gene Meier of the Gulf of Mexico Program, commercial fisherman Gene Adam, and Chris Swarzenski of the USGS.
...discuss the benefits of obtaining valuable statistical water data...
Photograph of Drew Puffer, the Gulf of Mexico Program project coordinator (just out of the frame on left), and Marnie Winter, director of the Jefferson Parish Environmental and Development Control Department.
Drew Puffer, the Gulf of Mexico Program project coordinator...
Photograph of (left to right) Dr. Nan Walker, a research scientist at Louisiana State University’s Coastal Studies Institute in Baton Rouge, La., and Drew Puffer, the Gulf of Mexico Program project coordinator.
Dr. Nan Walker, a research scientist
Photograph of Gene Adam, commercial fisherman.
Commercial fisherman Gene Adam explains...
Photograph of commercial crab fishermen running their crab traps on Lake Salvador.
Commercial crab fishermen on Lake Salvador...
Photograph of crabber Marc Frickey, boat driver Ivy Gisclaire, and commercial fisherman Henry Duffourc running crab traps on Lake Salvador in Jefferson Parish, La.
Crabber Marc Frickey, boat driver Ivy Gisclaire, and commercial fisherman Henry Duffourc...
Photograph of Crabber Marc Frickey, Henry Duffourc, and wife Vickey Duffourc, who also happens to be a contract scientist with Jefferson Parish involved with the EMPACT project, check out the catch of the day.
Crabber Marc Frickey, Henry Duffourc, and wife Vickey Duffourc...
Photograph of Marc Frickey's boat as it pulls alongside a Jefferson Parish boat.
Marc Frickey's boat pulls alongside a Jefferson Parish boat...
Photograph of (left to right) George Arcement, associate district chief of the USGS out of Baton Rouge, La., and Marnie Winter.
George Arcement, associate district chief of the U.S. Geological Survey...
Photograph of George Arcement, associate district chief of the USGS out of Baton Rouge, La.
...poses on a Lake Salvador platform with the monitor...
Closeup photograph of a water quality monitor.
Information from the monitor, paid for in part...
Photograph of George Arcement, associate district chief of the U.S. Geological Survey out of Baton Rouge, La., lowering a water quality monitor into Lake Salvador.
...lowers the monitor into Lake Salvador
Photograph of George Arcement, associate district chief of the U.S. Geological Survey out of Baton Rouge, La., lowering a water quality monitor into Lake Salvador.
...lowers the monitor into Lake Salvador
Photograph of coastline in Louisiana.
Coastal Louisiana is losing, on average...
 

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